Trooper vs Commando - What's the difference?

trooper | commando |


As nouns the difference between trooper and commando

is that trooper is (military) a soldier of private rank in cavalry or armour abbreviated tpr while commando is a small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas.

trooper

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (military) A soldier of private rank in cavalry or armour. Abbreviated Tpr.
  • A cavalry horse; charger.
  • A soldier.
  • (British) A troopship.
  • (US) A state trooper.
  • One who endures adversity or hardship with an attitude of stoicism and persistence.
  • He was a real trooper about taking care of the kids for the weekend.

    Synonyms

    * (military) cavalryman, horse soldier, crewman, armoured soldier, armored soldier * (military) zipperhead (Canadian military slang) * (person able to endure hardship) survivor, tough cookie

    Derived terms

    * swear like a trooper

    References

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    Anagrams

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    commando

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia commando) (en-noun)
  • A small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas.
  • * 1977 , (Alistair Horne), A Savage War of Peace , New York Review Books 2006, p. 89:
  • The most important objective was at Batna itself, where a group of three commandos each comprising ten men was to attack Deleplanque's sub-prefecture [...].
  • A commando trooper
  • (historical) An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa; a raid by such troops
  • Derived terms

    * go commando

    References

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